The Salon will be closing early on Thurs Oct 31 for Halloween.
Our hours of operation will be 9-5pm
Marlee Ravis joined the Style by Design family in September 2018.
Since childhood, she has always had a passion for hair. She attended New Horizons Technical School while in high school and graduated as an honor student with her cosmetology license.
While she is new to the industry, Marlee has several years of a previous experience in customer service. She loves making her clients happy and building relationships that will last a lifetime.
Marlee continuously expands her resume by training in specialized skills, such as extreme hair coloring and Moroccan oil braiding. Her specialty is highlighting with a focus on blondes. She is also skilled with special occasion styles and “updos”, especially braids. She like the challenge of working with hard to manage hair and prides herself in accommodating her clients’ needs to make them look and feel beautiful.
When she is not doing hair she is with her fur baby “River”. She loves hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Product Pick: Oligo’s 18 in 1 Hair Beautifier
Drink Order: Sweet Tea
Favorite Place: OBX
Syd has been a hairstylist since 2012. His primary focus being color services such as multicolored vibrant hair, balayage, corrective color and gray blending. He’s proficient at cutting all types of hair as well as men’s grooming. He’s active on social media and has earned a spot on a few salon professional company teams for his vibrant color work. His passion for the beauty industry comes from wanting to make everyone feel and look their best while providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience. He is consistently learning and improving on techniques through continued education, competing in contests using new products and tools to stay current and on trend.
My goal isn’t only about having you leave the salon with gorgeous hair but also making sure you know how it’s going to look and begave as time passes. What can you expect when sitting in my chair? Transparency! I will always be 100% honest with you about what I feel would be suitable and achievable for you. I focus on face shapes, lifestyle and maintenance level to create your perfect look. I enjoy making people feel youthful with what’s popular in the beauty world. I am very detail oriented and take great pride in my work, so be prepared to spend some time with me while we work towards your dream hair!
Product Pick: Oligo 18 in 1
Free Time: Spending time with my family and our 2 tuxedo cats, listening to music, crafts and painting, cooking and eating vegetarian food, craft beer, video games & horror movies.
Check out Syd’s Instagram page technicolor_hair
Shelby Wightman’s passion for creative expression led her to the beauty industry when she started as a stylist’s assistant which lead to an apprenticeship in 2017.
A native of Newport News, Shelby loves Hampton Roads because she is a short drive to the ocean or the mountains. Culture, art, and nature serves as her inspiration.
Shelby creates lived-in looks, ranging from rich colors, natural tones, and bright, diffused blondes. She is passionate about creating shape within a hairstyle. Her goal for any client is to maintain hair vitality while realistically achieving “hair goals”.
Product Pick: Oligo Shine Drops and R&Co Trophy Texture Spray
Coffee Order: Iced tea of any kind, hold the syrup
Favorite Place: Long walks in the beach, desert, or deep woods- as long as she gets a dose of wilderness
Free Time: Fossil hunting, hiking, dance & music
Emily Shea joined the Style by Design family as a receptionist in January of 2018.
Emily has several years of experience in customer service. She loves greeting each client with a smile on her face and making sure they are satisfied with each service they get.
Emily is excellent with recommending our products to the clients and to their exact needs and hair type. She strives to make long lasting relationships with all the clients act step through our doors.
She has a passion for fashion and in her spare time she enjoys antiquing. She also loves taking her dog Oliver on long adventurous walks.
Product Pick: Oligo’s 18 in 1 Hair Beautifier
Coffee Order: Chai tea latte
Favorite Place: any antique mall
Mercedie Clark has been in the beauty industry since 2014 in various roles of the business. She joined Style by Design in August 2017.
Mercedie specializes in highlights, balayage, and bob haircuts.
Her personal philosophy is every client should look and feel amazing after each and every service. Mercedie’s bubbly personality makes it easy for her to build relationships with her clients and make their day.
During her off time, Mercedie is spending time with her family and son. A beach lover, Mercedie loves to spend time in the sun and making memories with her family.
Product Pick: R&Co Rodeo Star
Favorite Place: The Beach
Meet Lori Hayes Dietrich. She has been with Style by Design since 2003. Prior to that she started her career at a salon in Hampton in 1994. She was in cosmetology school in 1993 and started an as assistant at the same salon. Before becoming a licensed cosmetologist she practiced on her brave family and friends.
Since then, she has gotten married and she and her husband of 19 years have two great kids. Over the years she has enjoyed her love of hairdressing and raising her family. She and her husband have two very active kids that they enjoy watching grow and playing several sports.
Her favorite part of being a hairstylist is making her clients feel better then when they came in. She develops close relationships with her clients and values their loyalty and trust in her. Giving her clients an amazing haircut with a custom color is what she loves most! Her advice; “get the right shampoo and conditioner! You won’t regret it, you deserve it!”
Product Pick: Tricky Lite by Unite
Favorite Place: Beach
Favorite Drink: Not a coffee drinker but I do love a good hot chocolate on a cold day.
Kim is one of the owners here at Style by Design. She trained under Schwartzkopf International, and was an educator for 12 years. Kim has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. She loves that her job gives her the opportunity to make people look and feel their best. Kim’s many years of experience enables her to accommodate any clients needs or wants no matter how big or small. She specializes in coloring techniques, pixies, perms and cutting. Her favorite product to use while doing hair is Moroccan Oil especially the hairsprays.
Although she grew up in Poquoson, she now lives on the water in Surry. In her free time she loves spending time with her family especially her grandkids. She also enjoys golfing & water sports.
Product Pick: Moroccan Oil Hairspray
Favorite Drink: Hot Tea
Favorite Place to visit: Newport, RI
I started at Style by Design when I was 18, many years ago. Over the years, I’ve built a strong clientele that I love helping to look and feel their best. I take great pride in my skills and my way of creating relationships with my clients and co workers that last.
I live in Williamsburg with my husband, Hoyt, we have 3 children between us, 2 kitties, and a 15 year old Jack Russell that may outlive us all! I split my week at each location, so I’m available in Williamsburg and Yorktown. In our free time, my husband and I are foodies and craft beer enthusiasts! We also love to travel, camp and pilates has become my newest obsession within the past year.
Some of my favorite things… my favorite place to be is, home. If I leave, then I would say you’d find me at Alewerks or Amber Ox? or the many other yummy places close to home! I love coffee, usually we drink Dunkin, but I’ve been ordering coffee from Jittery Joe’s from Athens, GA. It’s amazing!
I specialize in color, haircutting, highlighting and Brazilian Blowout. Right now, I’m loving R&Co products, but Moroccan Oil and Oligo are staples on my station. For fine hair, R&Co Rodeo is a MUST! I have clients buy 3-4 at a time. Please come see me at both locations 🙂
Rachel has thirteen years of behind the chair experience and has been a part of the Style by Design team since 2017. She is always upbeat and welcomes each client with a smile. she updates and refreshes her education often, with hands on classes. A few of her go to styling products are smoothing serum by Brazilian Blowout and Moroccan Oil’s Root Boost. Her areas of expertise really shine with blondes, balayage , pixie & bob haircuts. She has a passion for bridal hairstyles and any other formal stylings.
Rachel became a new mother in 2018 to a sweet baby girl. Spending time with her daughter and husband are among her favorite pastimes. She also enjoys singing and time near the water.
Coffee Order: Iced Coffee
Favorite Place: the Beach
Favorite music to listen to: Country